This paper discusses power system simulation on offshore platforms as it is commonly used as a design aid and for design confirmation. The reasons why simulation is used on most new platforms and on major upgrades to existing platforms are discussed and include the specific characteristics of the systems, safety and the variation in systems due to differing geology. The general types of calculation which are carried out are covered in the paper and the use to which the results are put is also outlined. The future for system analysis of offshore platform electrical systems is looked at and, finally, the contractual side of carrying out this type of work for oil companies or their design contractors is briefly investigated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Inst Marine Engrs Trans, v 106 pt 4, 1994, p 189 [9 p, 10 fig]
  • Authors:
    • McLeay, K
  • Publication Date: 1994


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00727435
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 1996 12:00AM